U3A SurfCoast

U3A (University of the Third Age) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation, and part of the world wide network which, during school term, offers around twenty classes and activities. Covers arts, humanities, languages, exercise, lifestyle and computers. New classes are offered when tutors can be found. At least twice a term, lectures are offered in a variety of topical subjects.

Currently U3A SurfCoast operates in Torquay and Anglesea and especially welcomes people newly arrived on the surfcoast.

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Office Volunteers ​- we now have a strong team of  volunteers who are learning the 'ins and outs' of U3A office management. Thanks ladies - you will be experts in no time!  However none of us are available on Wednesday 9 August, so the office won't be running on that day.
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Do you like our new website?  You can 'talk' to us any time by going to the Contact Us page and sending your comments on the online form - much simpler (and more secure)  than sending an email.  You can also sign our Guestbook at the bottom of this page.
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First call for new classes for Term 4!  Is there a subject that you would like to share with other U3A members?  Why not volunteer to run a short course in Term 4?  The new programme will be prepared during August, so please send us a message (from the Contact Us page) if you would like to join our wonderful band of volunteer tutors. ​
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Exploring Wildflowers - ​unfortunately there have not been enough enrolments to run the program this term.  We will offer the course again at another time.
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Exploring Science lecture - 'Keep Ya Cool' ​- this one-off lecture with Dr Anthony Ash is scheduled for Friday 1 September at 1.00 pm.  More enrolments are needed for the session to run - please sign up if you wish to attend. 

U3A SurfCoast Stories

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Inspired by artworks: On August 14th members of the Creative Writing class met at the home of artist, Jean Bohuslav to prepare for ‘Words from the Surf Coast Arts Trail’, in conjunction with the popular Arts Trail held on 12-13 August.

This new initiative provides writers with a unique opportunity to actively engage with local artists and use their work as a source of inspiration for creative writing in a style of writing called ‘Ekphrastic’ (or writing from art).


On August 31st, U3A SurfCoast members will join tutor John Bartlett and other local writers for a night of stories, poems, songs and other wordworks inspired by art from this year’s Arts Trail at the Surf Coast Arts Space in Anglesea. Writers Victoria’ acknowledges the support of Surf Coast Shire Council’s Small Grants program and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust in making this initiative possible. All U3A members welcome to attend.






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10.00 am - 12 noon

Spring Creek House
14 Price Street
Torquay Vic 3228

P: 0435 374 139

Term Dates:
Term 3:  17 July to 22 Sept 2017
Term 4:  16 Oct to 8 Dec 2017

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